Early Friday morning (Sept. 22), Sheeran unveiled an illustrative lyric video for the ÷ track he has dubbed “the best love song of my career” — yes, one even better than “Thinking Out Loud” — which features animated visuals as adorable as the heartfelt lyrics he croons on the track.
“I found a love for me/ Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead/ Well I found a girl, beautiful and sweet/ Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me/ ‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love/ Not knowing what it was/ I will not give you up this time,” Sheeran sings in the song’s beginning, as each lyric is shown in different fonts and drawings on illustrations of mirrors and book pages.
Those images continue throughout the remainder of the video, with other scenery including vinyl records, an old-school television screen, and a sweet clip of silhouetted figures (seemingly of Sheeran and his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, whom the song is about) slow dancing under the moonlight. Perhaps the most precious scene of them all, though, is when the couple sits on a park bench cozied up with stars overhead — and the castle on the hill in the distance.
You can watch the full “Perfect” lyric video (and try not to melt) below.